Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tim Yankosky

Three Graces also welcomes Tim Yankosky to exhibit for the first time. He is one of the four artists being featured in our upcoming "Making their Mark in Molten Wax". His series of goldfish are charming, handsome and amazing in their sculptural quality (the fish bowl actually curves out beyond the surface of the painting)

Tim thinks of his own paintings as a highly personal narrative - often employing birds and fish as his central characters and symbolic self-portrait. The constant play between text, texture, and the character are central to his work. Tim paints with acrylics and oils, frequently applied over a background of collage. Natural beeswax and resin are then painted or thickly poured over the surface of the paintings before he skillfully etches into the wax and colors the etchings with more paint. The multiple layers veiled and obscured by encaustic simultaneously distance the viewer and incite curiosity.

Originally from New Jersey, Tim currently lives and works in San Francisco. He has exhibited around the Bay Area, with shows at Soul Arch, SF State Gallery, and Space 743 Gallery. In 2004 he was included in the Heart and Soul citywide installation with his piece now displayed at Mo Mo’s restuarant.